The establishment of the Christine Kühne – Center for Allergy Research and Education (CK-CARE) – in Davos led the founder Klaus-Michael Kühne to gradually make a stronger commitment to Davos over the years. Following the acquisition of real estate via Kühne Real Estate AG, the Hochgebirgsklinik (HGK) in Davos Wolfgang was taken over by the Kühne Foundation in autumn 2018 after a thorough restructuring process. The reason for doing this was to implement the long-established plan to develop the entire site into a campus for medicine.
For instance, an endowed professorship in the field of allergies was created in 2019; this professorship is appointed jointly with the University of Zurich, and CK-CARE is likely to benefit from it scientifically at the Davos site.
In spring 2018 the cornerstone was laid for a campus building providing space for collaboration between this endowed professorship, CK-CARE and the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF). It was officially opened on the 6th of September 2019. In addition, the Hochgebirgsklinik Davos is to be further renovated and expanded.